We spent the last week in May at the Villa Eden and could not fault it. We were greeted by the owner, Dimitri who showed us to our room and showed us where everything was - we found him to be nothing but friendly and helpful throughout the holiday. He lives in the block with his wife, who was also very friendly and helpful and their two very well behaved children.
The apartment was comfortable, spotlessly clean with modern furnishings. There was a basic kitchen area with fridge, kettle and two ring hob (no microwave or toaster) and sufficient amounts of crockery, cuttlery etc for basic breakfasts/snacks. The bathroom/wetroom was so clean you could have eaten your dinner off the floor! The apartment block is situated within its own garden and pool area and again these were very clean and the gardens are beautifully kept - you can see why it is called Eden. We paid £7 per night for the aircon, which is an average price; the safe was £17 for the week which was quite expensive. We requested the air con and safe - no hard sell was given.
It is around a ten minute stroll to Thassos Town with its harbour, shops, tavernas and bars. About another five minutes walk will take you to the old harbour and the town beaches,. These are fronted by beach bars where you can buy a drink or a meal and then use the sunbeds and parasols. There were around five or six of these, all offering free wifi. Alternative beaches can be found by turning left out of the apartment block - around 500m there is a small sandy cove and another 300m on there is a place called Tarsanas which had a beach and served food and drinks. Two chicken salad sandwiches, a bowl of chips and two colas came to 12 euros. There was also free wifi on offer. There are also water taxis available from the harbour to take you to Makryammos and Golden Beach. Eating out was generally cheap with a two-course meal for two, with soft drinks coming to around 20 euros.
If you are interested in archaeology then Thassos is wonderful and there are sites all over including a hike up to the acropolis, which is well worth it but make sure you wear good waking shoes - my husband tripped over a basking snake!
All in all, for the money paid, the VIlla Eden is well worth it and top marks to Thomson for organising the coach/ferry/coach so efficiently.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Eden Hotel Thassos Town (Limenas)
- Villa Eden Thasos/Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece